June 21-27 is Pollinator Week

Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and birds, are important to the health of our community. They help plants produce seeds and the fruits they bear. It is estimated that 35 per cent of global crop production relies on pollinators!
 
Richmond Hill is working to foster natural and built communities that support pollinators through our Environment Strategy, our partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and participation in the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and Bee City Canada initiatives.
 
You can help by planting native wildflowers and flowering species at home (check out our Healthy Yards Program!) and by creating pollinator habitat through community gardens.